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Results from 2020 Survey of Dental Fees available

Specialists, general dentists recorded fees they charged most often for 268 dental procedures

November 24, 2020

By David Burger

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The Association released its 2020 Survey of Dental Fees in November, which provides readers with an analysis of self-reported fees by procedure from a nationwide random sample of dentists.

“Specialists and general dentists recorded the fees they charged most often for 268 dental procedures, and those are included in the guide, which, best of all, is free to all ADA members,” said Duc “Duke” Ho, D.D.S., chair of the ADA Council on Dental Practice. “While the survey data should not be interpreted in any way as constituting a fee schedule, it's a helpful reference and part of my own practice library.”

The guide is available through the ADA Catalog.

 Dr. Ho
Dr. Ho
The 2020 Survey of Dental Fees features:

• National average fees broken down for general practitioners and each of the six specialties.
• National level statistics for fees for more than 250 commonly performed dental procedures.
• Average fees charged by general practitioners broken down into nine regional areas, based on U.S. Census divisions.
• Standard deviation and percentiles for each fee.
• Dental procedures identified by procedure code and nomenclature from the Code on Dental Procedures and Nomenclature as published in the ADA’s CDT guide.

A PDF of the fee survey, which includes the methodology of the survey, can be downloaded and saved once accessed by ADA members or purchased by nonmembers.

For an introspective look at fee changes over the past five years, the ADA's Health Policy Institute created an interactive map highlighting fee changes over a five-year period from 2011 to 2016.